first_img1 Axel Witsel AC Milan have stepped up their interest in Tottenham target Axel Witsel, according to reports in Italy.Spurs tried to sign the midfielder last summer but were warned off by Zenit St Petersburg, who put an extortionate £73m price tag on his head.However, Corriere dello Sport understands the Belgian will be available for around £21m next summer and AC Milan are now the favourites to secure the 26-year-old’s signature.Much will depend on Witsel’s performances at next summer’s European Championships, with Milan expected to hold off on any bid until after the tournament.Spurs are monitoring the situation and may come in with a counter offer if Milan make a concrete bid.last_img

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